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iffen

[if-uh n] /ˈɪf ən/
conjunction, Dialect
1.
if.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; if + -en, of uncertain origin, perhaps an2 (hence a variant of archaic an if) or in’ (see -ing2), extracted from conjunctional uses of considering, excepting, etc.; cf. gin5
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